Best Metal Songs of 70s

zxm
Well I'm a more of hard rock fan than metal .But I also listen some metal songs.

But most often I listen metal songs of 80s or 90s by Iron Maiden or metallica

So it was quite difficult for me to choose 70s metal music.

Please add more f I miss something

The Top Ten

1 Highway Star - Deep Purple

This is one of the first metal songs, early speed metal. It's clasically inspired (based on Bach scales) and its solo was the first true metal solo. It's not hard rock - hard rock is blues inspired. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Child In Time - Deep Purple
3 Stargazer - Rainbow

A 100% metal song. Epic masterpiece from Ritchie Blackmore and Dio (1976). - Metal_Treasure

4 A Light In the Black - Rainbow

Epic yet very fast song with the most impressive metal guitar solo of the 70s (Ritchie Blackmore). The solo is long, fast, technical and melodic. - Metal_Treasure

5 Beyond The Realms of Death

One of the greatest metal songs I know. Excellent. Chills up and down my spine. - Metal_Treasure

6 Dissident Aggressor - Judas Priest
7 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

It's not a metal song in the strict sense. Just saying. - Metal_Treasure

8 Working Man - Rush

Though it may not be metal to some people but this song is heavier than many hard rock songs and it's close to the heavy metal.Especially the the opening riff - zxm

9 Burn - Deep Purple
10 Iron Man - Black Sabbath

The Contenders

11 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
12 Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest
13 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest

This is a great song but it's actually blues rock - a bit heavier blues rock but still blues elements are too noticeable. Yet, their song Beyond The Realms Of Death is metal as well as some others. - Metal_Treasure

14 Into the Void - Black Sabbath
15 Overkill - Motörhead
16 Kill the King - Rainbow
17 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep
18 Hard Lovin' Man - Deep Purple
19 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

Widely considered the first thrash metal song, 9 years before Metallica. Queen sound in general was closer to metal than people ever imagined. - Metal_Treasure

20 Ride the Sky - Lucifer's Friend
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Top Remixes

1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Highway Star - Deep Purple
3. Beyond The Realms of Death
Metal_Treasure
1. Into the Void - Black Sabbath
2. Highway Star - Deep Purple
3. Kill the King - Rainbow
somekindofaguy
1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
3. Child In Time - Deep Purple
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